Create an Advance Care Plan in 4 Easy Steps!
Did you know that 74 percent of adults do not have an advance care plan? Emergencies can happen at any time. Whether you’re at the gym, a summer BBQ, or traveling for work, it’s always best to be prepared.
MyDirectives can help you ensure you’re prepared! We’ve designed an easy four-step program to create and manage your advance care plan, so you’ll be prepared for whatever life throws at you.
Here’s how it works:
1) Record Your Decisions: What are your values and treatment goals? You can use your own words or select from a list of answers to design your own, personalized treatment plan. Be sure to update your plan to make sure they are timely and relevant. Use our Apple app to get that information in front of the lock screen on your iPhone!
2) Pick Your Healthcare Agents: Who do you want to represent you if you can’t communicate during a health crisis? MyDirectives lets you alert them with an invite and reaffirm their roles over time.
3) Log Your Thoughts: Make a hospital visit better with messages, video posts (we call them the Most Unselfish SelfieTM), music and photos that help caregivers know more about you and help you feel more confident about your treatment plan.
4) Build a Circle of Support: Keep all your contact information in one place. It’s convenient for you and vital to your caregivers in a crisis.
Note: If you already created a plan on paper such as Caring Conversations, Five Wishes or even your military/VA form, and you don’t want to risk scrambling to find it during a crisis, you can upload it at MyDirectives for free!
Take control of your future today!